Poultry producer Moy Park has invested over 18 million across many its sites in Lincolnshire.
The investment is part of a wider programme focussed on enhancing operations across its agriculture and processing facilities, boosting production to the record 6 000 0000 birds each week in answer to growing customer demand.
Supply Chain Director Keith Irvine said: “We are sold on continued investment in our plants to make sure that we could lead the industry in innovation, food safety, quality and efficiency.”
He added: “These investments in cutting-edge processes will enable us to have another large step forward being a business and definately will provide fantastic development opportunities for that people.”
At its Anwick facility in Lincolnshire, Moy Park has completed a 6 million investment which saw the business refresh the factory’s layout and install state-of-the-art equipment including robotic and automation technology.
A 12 million investment is underway on the company’s nearby Grantham facility that will view the setting up new, high-tech mixing and processing equipment and also the production of Moy Park’s first fully contained “Free From” factory while in the Grantham site.
This follows the outlet on the 20 million state-of-the-art hatchery at Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire via the firm. Hatching 2.5 million chicks weekly, is it doesn’t largest single-build hatchery in great britan.